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Opium Skies Release Blitz & Review



Title: Opium Skies
Series: In Vein #1
Author: C.M. Radcliff
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2020

BLURB
Life is full of variables.

We crave control, but in reality, we have very little.

I left home with a plan: get the full college experience and pass my classes.
But that all changed when I met him.
Ander was the last thing I needed.
He was never part of my plan.
He was the one variable in my life that I could never control.

And we were destined for destruction

My Review

I am NOT okay you guys! 😭

You know my friends, there will come a time you will read a book that will touch you so profoundly that it will leave you wandering aimlessly for days afterwards in a perpetual state of shock, worry, and frustration. You will go through tears, sadness, still thinking about the book, going back and reading parts again. You will be anticipating the next book and at the same time overcome with so much emotion from the first book. 

THIS was my emotional state after reading Opium Skies. I was not only riding the hot mess express, I’m the freaking train conductor of that bitch. I am so blown away and in awe of C.M.Radcliff  and at the brilliance that she displayed in this book. If you haven’t read her yet…STOP EVERYTHING NOW!! And start devouring her books, because you my book lovin buddies, have been missing out. 

Ander and Hadley’s story hurts, y’all. I’m not gonna lie.  It’s so rivetingly raw and serves you up the harsh truths of love in a world of addiction. What it’s like to be head over heels in love with a liar, with a promise breaker, with someone who will hurt you, because they ultimately love the high more than they love themselves. 

This book is gut-wrenching in its realness, it cuts to the core, because it’s so authentic. I felt like I had a front row seat to the events as they unfolded. Because this author’s attention to detail was top notch. I could close my eyes and picture every single detail. Sights, sounds and smells. No detail too small, just enough to paint the perfect picture in my mind. I mentally was on this journey with them. From the witty banter fun filled moments, to the sexy and steamy moments. 

To the moments that left me crying my eyes out a blubbering mess (and totally getting WTF looks from my family) my friends, be ready to hurt for these characters that I fell so quickly in love with. You will too!  Characters that are by no means perfect, but imperfectly perfect phenomenally written characters. They had unbelievable chemistry from the get go which made their obstacles that much more heartbreaking. I can’t wait for the next book because I am literally left on the edge of my seat grasping at any hint of what’s to come of these characters.

I want them to have the future not only I desire for them but that I think they deserve. I’m holding out hope for a HEA,  but I also know that it seems like at this point my loves, Hadley and Ander are going to have to go through the nine circles of hell and back  to get to that HEA. That is even if they even have a shot… And right now, they have just passed that first circle of hell. Love isn’t the issue. One is on a fast path of destruction…Question is will they take the other down with them?

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-I am SO in LOVE with this book Y’ALL! I could literally go on for days, actually for weeks about this book because it is still on my mind, heart and soul. Get ready y’all because it WILL take you on a crash course of feelings. complete with loop-de-loops and backwards crawls!  But I happen to believe there is nothing that feels like the release you get from a good release of the build up of tears that can only come with an epic book hangover kind of therapeutic cry! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- SO FREAKING HOT!! Pearl Clutchers Beware!! LOL 

If you can’t take the heat get out tha kitchen! They are absolutely smokin!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- You do NOT get a resolution for this couple in this book! 

🔫🔫Trigger Warning- This book contains subject matter that could be a trigger for some folks. I’m not going to give specific spoilers. I will just say both of these two have been through some stuff and it’s not always easy to read about it, but how the characters come out in the end was so important to their journey. If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me. 







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EXCERPT

My eyes fly open and I glance at the door, meeting his stormy blue eyes. 
“What the fuck are you doing, Hadley?” Ander barks as his entire body consumes the doorway. Everyone in the room freezes, glancing between the two of us. 
Narrowing my eyes, I hold his gaze, challenging him as I slide the rolled-up bill across the surface of the dresser, deeply inhaling the bright white powder. My eyes never leave Ander’s as I drop the bill onto the dresser and stand upright, sniffing harder. Ander steps into the room, his entire presence consumes every inch of the space. The two guys in the room instinctively step back, knowing better than to get in his way right now. 
Ander’s eyes are honed in on mine and they burn with the deepest shades of blue. A complete contradiction to the storm that brews within his expression. He stops in front of me, reaching out and grabs my chin. Tilting my head to look back at him, he leans in, his lips just barely touching mine. 
“You wanna play like that, little girl?” He breathes against my lips as a sinister smile pulls on the corners of his lips. “Game on.” 
Quickly releasing me, Ander nudges me to the side and plucks the rolled-up bill from the wood surface. Crossing my arms over my chest, I watch him, slightly amused as he leans over the dresser. Within a matter of seconds, he inhales the remaining lines left and stands back to look at me. 
His pupils are already constricted, but I watch as they transform into just small dots, with his blue irises consuming them. Ander looks down at me with a sly grin playing on his lips, waiting for me to make the next move. 
Abruptly grabbing me by the throat, he pulls me flush against him. My breath catches in my throat. His touch burns against my skin and the blazing fire settles throughout my body, mixing with the euphoria from the Oxy and everything else in my system. 
Heat spreads from my stomach and a warmth creeps between my legs as he leans closer, his warm breath skating across my face. Just as his lips are about to capture mine, he ducks his head to the side, pressing his lips against my ear. 
“Ball’s in your court, babe,” he breathes, his words only meant for me to hear and lightly squeezes my throat. “Your move.”






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Releasing January 14

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AUTHOR BIO
C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably on an adventure with her little family.



Reforming Kent Review & Release Blitz

𝑹𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒕 is a 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐃-𝐀𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐬𝐭𝐲, 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 that will give you ALL THE FEELS! There is no cliff-hanger, and it ends with an HEA.

𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒕𝑅𝑜𝑔𝑢𝑒. 𝑇𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑟. 𝐵𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑦. 𝐷𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑡. Everyone thinks they know who I am, but they know 𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔.And that’s how I prefer it.Keeping my demons under lock and key is my only survival tactic.Until a gorgeous feisty bartender enters my life, turning it upside down. Presley captivates me in a way no woman ever has, and I can’t get her out of my mind. She’s determined to resist me, but I’m equally stubborn and more than up for the challenge. Winning her trust, and her heart, becomes everything because she shows me a future worth fighting foBut the consequences of my tortured past are far-reaching, and if I don’t let her go, I’ll only drag Presley down this dark hole with me.

𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒍𝒆𝒚 Since I aged out of the foster system, I’ve worked hard for my dream future, and it’s 𝑠𝑜 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒. Too close to let some arrogant rich playboy distract me.I’ve heard all about Kent Kennedy, and with my history of troubled bad boys, I need his attention like a hole in the head.Except he’s nothing I expected and everything I never dared to dream of. As I slowly uncover the truth, I discover a broken man with a big heart who desperately needs someone to 𝑠𝑒𝑒 him.I want to be that person, but his demons loom large, and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to do this again.When the past rears its ugly head, shattering everything, will there be anything left of my heart to protect? 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐈𝐍 𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐋𝐄 𝐔𝐍𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐄𝐃

𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝘄 ➡️https://smarturl.it/ReformingKent

My Review

I was so excited, counting the moments until this book hit my kindle because I knew it was going to be amazing. But oh my god my friends, I could never, NEVER  have mentally prepared myself for the emotional beating my heart would endure with this book. Siobhan Davis shattered me, broke me, tore me apart in every single way before she put me back together again in what will absolutely be one of my top reads of 2020. Kent and Presley’s journey is so devastating and gritty and heartbreakingly raw. But it’s beautifully heartfelt and healing and the most poignant and perfect example of overcoming insurmountable obstacles and adversity and growing not only as individuals but as a new couple in love. At its core it’s about being broken, shattered in the worst possible ways, and happening upon your one perfect person who has the capabilities to put your broken pieces back together again. My friends, Reforming Kent was a remarkable story that will remain in my heart long after the last page was read. I will think about this story for days if not weeks to come. Because it is one of those kinds of tales that burrow into your hearts and soul and will remain there. 

Kent is the perfectly damaged and broken book boyfriend. He’s young,  hot, reckless and has no conscience about his behaviors, or so it seems. He’s just so unapologetically angry at the world and is out to punish everyone, even those who can’t understand why. My heart just bled for this miserable misunderstood bad boy.

I’m so grateful that Siobhan chose to do Kent’s story last, because I think as we read each brother’s story leading up to this book we got to see glimpses of the paths of destruction he left in his wake. For years he suffered, but definitely never in silence. He was a tsunami of anger and resentment at the world, ready to unleash his fury onto anyone at any given time and we needed to see that build up of madness to really appreciate just how much of a transformation we see in his character. It was truly extraordinary. 

Presley is gorgeous and sassy and at first wants NOTHING to do with playboy Kent. But Kent can’t help to be drawn to the fiery bartender and wants nothing more than to own her body, but who knew she would end up owning his heart. This beautifully broken girl, this phoenix who has risen from the ashes of her grief and put herself back together again after tragedies from her past is everything he never knew he needed and all that he wants most in the world. She is strong, she is courageous, she is everything and more. She is the picture of perseverance and the perfect heroine for our Kent. But can our Presley save Kent when it seems like he doesn’t want to be saved? Or will he destroy her in the process? 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-Infinite number of Stars in the sky for this amazing last book in the phenomenal Kennedy Boys series.  I could literally go on for days, actually for weeks and sing from the rooftops the praises I have for this book and for the main characters Kent and Presley.  This fantastic romance is going to take you on a roller coaster of feelings complete with loop-de-loops and backwards crawls! Reforming Kent is a must Read when you just need a good release of the build up of tears that can only come with an epic book hangover kind of therapeutic cry! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Hot Hot Damn y’all!! Kent and Presley could not be any freakin hotter. They are absolutely smokin!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- No cliffhanger! 

🔫🔫Trigger Warning- This book contains subject matter that could be a trigger for some folks. I’m not going to give specific spoilers. I will just say both of these two have been through some stuff and it’s not always easy to read about it, but how the characters come out in the end was so important to their journey. If you have any specific questions please feel free to PM me. 

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: Download Book 1➡️ https://smarturl.it/FindingKyler

Didn’t Expect You Release Blitz


 

The Right Life is the one you never see coming.

 

Didn’t Expect You by Claudia Burgoa is available now!

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa brings you a fresh romantic comedy filled with an unexpected surprise, a wicked billionaire, and plenty of laughs.

The right life is the one you never see coming.

I had it all. The luxury apartment, hot dates, and the big office to go with long nights at work.
Life was perfect.
But after a one-night stand, two little lines on a pregnancy test, and three lost legal cases later…
Well, overnight I went from career lawyer to single mom.

It’s okay, I can do it. I’m ready to face this alone until…

Along comes Nathaniel Chadwick. Billionaire adrenaline junky. Everyone’s favorite playboy… and my sister’s brother-in-law.
He’s as hot as he is jaded. When it comes to relationships and family, he’d rather jump off a cliff.
I wrote him off long ago, except since he learned about the baby he’s been by my side.

Is it pregnancy hormones or is there something real happening between us?
I didn’t expect any of this…most of all him.

***

Didn’t Expect You is a billionaire romance of unexpected pregnancies, exciting encounters, and flirty love. It includes a very confused dog, a precious newborn, and a family you might want to belong to. This chick-lit novel is a romantic comedy with a HEA guaranteed!


 

 

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Bury Me with Lies Release Blitz & Review

Bury Me With Lies (Twin Lies Duet #2) by S.M. SotoRelease Date: April 6th Add to Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44816974-bury-me-with-lies

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Blurb:Some secrets are better left buried…Stuck between life and death, Mackenzie is hell-bent on proving her innocence, and getting revenge on the men who murdered her sister. With one series of unfortunate events after another, Mackenzie must outrun her own fate—death.When secrets unravel and lies become twisted betrayals, Mackenzie finds herself in more danger than she could’ve realized. Her only saving grace is Baz, the elusive playboy she’s given her heart to. But will placing her trust in a man like Baz be her downfall?

My Review

OH-MY-HOLY-HADES!! Y’all! My heart, My head. I’m all over the flippin place. This conclusion was EVERYTHING!  S.M.Soto is a master craftsman when it comes to serving up emotional literary beatings. This conclusion was all that I was hoping for, yet I was blindsided so many times over with twists and turns. I couldn’t have seen them coming with binoculars, Y’all! Everything about Baz and Mackenzie’s love story was Astonishing! 

“Our love was unexpected—a chaotic blend of messy and beautiful.”

Mackenzie is back and more ready than ever to get to the bottom of the truth. But just how far is she willing to go. When she starts to unfold more and more secrets, She doesn’t know who to trust. Putting her trust in the wrong person could be catastrophic for her. Struggling with the battle between her head and her heart she’s not sure if Baz is with her or against her. 

“His hold on my heart is eternal.”

She knows she loves him, but she’s torn and needs to protect herself while still getting justice for Madison. When Madison’s secrets start coming to light will Mackenzie finally let it all go and just let the lies stay buried? 

Baz can’t trust Mackenzie, but he’s got conflicting information coming at him from every direction. No matter what he makes it his mission to protect her because no one’s gonna hurt his “Dirty Girl” Baz sets out on a mission of his own, punish those who dared to touch what was his. Baz has deep feelings for Mack but he’s hiding his true feelings from her, just like she’s trying to do from him. Their banter back and forth is heated and hot and from one minute to the next you don’t know if they’re about to go off on each other and or go to bed together. 

“Because where there is hate, there is love.”

This conclusion will keep you on the edge of your seat. I stayed breathless for most of this book, gasping over and over again. I’m in awe and the amount of suspenseful greatness S.M. Soto stuffed into this phenomenal book. It was unpredictable and unexpected from chapter to chapter and I loved every second. Every jaw dropping, heart stopping, wanna throw my kindle across the room moment! 

This is a MUST READ DUET! 

My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- This duet will go down as one of my favorites of all time. The twist and turns, the and suspense, the heat and banter between these characters is unreal! There were so many things that literally knocked me for a loop. It was just that good y’all! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-There is nothing hotter than two people that try like hell to resist each other, then finally give in. Especially when your guy is dominant AF!I would sign up any time of any day to be Baz’s Dirty Girl, just sayin’ !! 🔥🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger this time!!I’m so happy with the way this ended!  #PerfectlyHappyEnding!😍

About the Author: S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.Connect w/S.M. SotoWebsite: https://www.authorsmsoto.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/romanceauthorsmsoto/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AuthorSMSotoInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsmsoto/Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17164499.S_M_SotoAmazon: https://amzn.to/2UV0E3l

The Model Release Blitz & Review

🔥🔥 HOT NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥

The Model by Harlow Layne is LIVE! This is a hot and sexy reverse age gap (younger man/older woman 😉 office romance that will steam up your Kindle! #OneClick today!

BLURBThe moment I heard Ryder’s voice I was a goner.As a photographer, I was used to working with beautiful people, but Ryder Williams was the most perfect male specimen that had ever stood before me. I knew without a doubt it would take no time at all for him to be the next big thing… or for him to steal my heart.Model and photographer, we shouldn’t cross that line, but there was no stopping the passion we felt. Nothing else mattered. Not the age difference. Not that he was a client. Not even our pasts.After my assistant caught us together, he was gone. I tried to put him out of my head, until fate threw him back into my life and my bed.Time and time again we’re brought together, should I keep fighting or finally accept what my heart wants? Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2NyloNlPURCHASE LINK: Amazon Universal ➜ https://books2read.com/HLTheModelGIVEAWAYTo celebrate The Model’s release, Harlow Layne is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. Goodreads Giveaway:https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/303640-the-model

My Review

EEP!!! OMG y’all! Butterflies, this book gave me butterflies🦋 and goosebumps! 😍 So, Harlow Layne is MY Queen of 👑 Reverse Age Gap! Hello!! Intern and now The Model! GAH! My heart is so happy, y’all! (She put it through the ringer though. Lol) 

This book is like the perfect unexpected present, it will give you everything you are yearning for and things you didn’t even know you wanted or needed. 🙌🏻 From the second you crack the first page it will keep you hanging on every word. Through dramatic sweet and swoony , to unexpected moments of suspense, Ryder and Lexie’s journey is the most phenomenal rollercoaster of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I stressed, I swooned, I fell so hard for the sexy, sweet and so perfectly matched for each other adorable Ryder and his blue haired beauty, Lexie. BTW ladies,  He’s mine just letting y’all know now! I will share him with Lexie, cause she’s my girl, but nobody else. This cougar’s claiming him! 😏

I’ve got a girl crush!! I FLOVE This woman y’all! 💙 Lexie is this amazingly talented photographer. She’s gorgeous and unique with her blue hair, piercings and tattoos. She’s like a pinup that has no idea she is a pinup. So basically… Lexie is licious, people!!

She is a loving friend, sweet, sassy, independent and successful. When she meets Ryder she is blown away by this amazing man. He is legit EVERYTHING! He did things to her body she didn’t even know were possible. 

She’s had a rough go as of late and it only gets worse before it gets better. Everything with Ryder seemed like they are perfect for each other in so many ways, but will Lexie let insecurities and the stress of her past get in the way of the chance at a future it’s Ryder? When life throws Lexie a curveball how will she respond, and will this change her mind on the decisions she’s made about her future with Ryder? 

Ryder is this phenomenally hot model. He’s sweet and young and fun-loving. But he’s also very mature and polite, he loves his mama and just wants to secure a better financial future for himself and his parents. This guy may be young but he’s far from a kid. This guy is all alpha man. He’s dirty and dominant in the bedroom, and sweet and the perfect gentleman outside. AHHH! Yes, he’s that Yummy of a combo, ladies. And his heart belongs to his “sexy Lexie” or at least he hopes to give her his heart. When Ryder lays his heart on the line for Lexie will she take it, or are there too many miles, years, beautiful models and oceans between them? 

There are most definitely many obstacles that she and Ryder must overcome but they just had this undeniable chemistry from the moment they first met. It was hot and electric and they never stood a chance at not giving into their feelings physically, they were just that flipping hot y’all! But more than that, their emotional connection. I love how Harlow has this ability to write the most amazingly beautifully connected couples. There is always something a little unconventional about her couples. Whether it be life circumstances, appearances, or age difference, she always manages to shock us in some way. Her approach to how her couples handle and grow through their challenges and differences are what makes her books heartwarming, edgy, swoony, suspenseful and at times angsty. But their love always manages to  transcend whatever life throws their way, cause her characters are strong, resilient and above all they LOVE BIG and love should always win!!

 My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐- Harlow had me from paragraph one. Ryder and Lexie are ultimate couple goals. Age really is nothing but a number. I love her best friend Raine and am eternally grateful for the Ty and Sadie visit 😍😍I FLOVE THEM! 

This is so much bigger than a Five Star Read. 👆🏻(See that extra star) 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-There are not enough words in the dictionary to adequately describe the level of hotness🔥🔥 that you are gonna get with Ryler and Lexie’s love scenes!! 🔥🥵🔥 This is most definitely a Panty Chucker Y’all! (Yup you don’t need em’) 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger! *insert sigh of contentment and happiness*🥰 #EndingPerfection

TEASERS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.AUTHOR LINKSNewsletter http://bit.ly/HarlowNLFacebook➜ http://bit.ly/harlowfaceFB group ➜ http://bit.ly/LoversLayneTwitter➜ http://bit.ly/HarlowLTwitterInstagram➜ http://bit.ly/IGHarlowPinterest➜ http://bit.ly/harlowpinGoodreads➜ http://bit.ly/HarlowGRBookBub➜ http://bit.ly/harlowbubAmazon➜ http://bit.ly/HarlowLayneWebsite ➜ https://www.harlowlayne.com

Stolen Soulmate Preorder Blast

 

STOLEN SOULMATE by Mary Catherine Gebhard
Release Date: February 27th
Cover Designer: Hang Le

 

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Blurb:
There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.
It protects us more than them.

I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.

He hates me.
He torments me.

He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.

I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.

I shouldn’t need him.
But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.

 

 

About the Author:
I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.

I wanted to be a marine biologist.

An actor.

A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).

One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.

These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course

 

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THE LIFE YOU STOLE Release Blitz

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“Absolutely brilliant. Every book she writes leaves me desperate for more!”
– Ella James, USA Today bestselling author

The Life You Stole, the unforgettable and stunning conclusion to The Life Duet from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

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Sex.
Lies.
Revenge.

On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together.
Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul.

“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”

When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.

“We weren’t unbreakable.

I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”

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About Jewel

www.annajon.es

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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A Lovely Obsession Release Blitz & Review

🔥🔥 NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥

A LOVELY OBSESSION by CoraLee June is LIVE and FREE in KU!

What a thrilling, twisted, and tantalizing tale CoraLee June weaves.A Lovely Obsession is a BANG-UP BOOK that blazes with fire, burns with angst, and bleeds beauty. So INTENSE and INTOXICATING. This tale was my DRUG and I could not take enough hits of this HEADY HIGH. My heart raced the whole time reading. I was UTTERLY ADDICTED to the captivating characters and pulse-pounding plot.” ~Bookalicious Babes

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.

He hates me. He protects me.

He watches me.

My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt.

An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie.

What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession.

Ambition is his muse and I am his conscience. Our past may bind us together, but his enemies will tear us apart.

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.

He hates me. He protects me.

And I think I love him.

My Review

O-M-G!!!I need book two like ASAP!! I mean everything about this book, starting page one, actually the blurb. I was like “ah hell this ones keeping me up tonight.”  Hunter (so appropriately named BTW) and Roe’s story is absolutely unlike ANYTHING else out there right now. It’s dark and raw and twisted. It’s gritty and suspenseful. This book will literally take you from your gut wrenched up in knots to your stomach filled with the flutter of butterflies courtesy of our main hero Hunter. 

Hunter and Roe were bound by a connection that started the day she was born. Unbeknownst to her she was Hunter’s obsession, his self imposed debt, keeping her safe was his life’s mission. So from a distance he watched, she was his “prettiest debt” after all, he would do anything and everything to keep her safe. Until one day he had to come out of the shadows.

Hunter was gorgeous, yet mysterious. He was brash and controlling and a bit rough, but immediately on the flip side gentle and caring towards Roe’s safety. He was Alpha AF and brooding. Like you get the feeling he’s this damaged broken man out to get revenge for the past, but you know inside lies a gooey chocolate center that only Roe has the ability to melt. My heart broke for this character. 

“Our kiss tasted like salt and sadness.”

Roe’s character is amazing. She’s tough and smart and totally badass, all of which I don’t think she even realizes. She’s this rare gem of a girl. She’s reserved yet wild at the same time. She’s lonely, yet has her pick of the guys if she wants. She wants more from her life but she hasn’t necessarily ever thought she would have more. When she meets Hunter it’s not under great circumstances. She calls him her “stalker.” Yet she’s intrigued by this beautifully terrifying man. He’s such a contradiction.

She doesn’t know if she hates him or wants him from one minute to thenext? She just suspects he’s grappling with those same conflicting emotions. What happens when outside dangers threaten her safety? Can Roe handle the truth when she finds out why Hunter has had this obsession with her for all these years? How will Roe take it when Hunter makes all decisions for both of them? 

“You’re releasing me of my debt. I’m releasing you of me.”

I literally ran the gamut of emotions with this book friends. There was so much chemistry and longing between these characters. GAAHH!  It was phenomenal the push and pull for so long. The fight they put up. Hells yeah!! This book is packed with suspense and angst too. I was thinking and had so many theories floating around in my head. I kept internally looking around the next corner for what was going to happen next. It was so good, I couldn’t have guessed!  Then the cliffhanger and the end!! NOOO this wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Now I need book two like, well yesterday! 🙏🏻Hunter and Roe my heart is devastated right now. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- Obsession I’m officially Obsessed. This book was everything but more. It was so full of lies, lies, and more lies. It was full of action. All those secrets led to suspense, angst, and  GAH the sex! Man the banter, blood, tears, sexual tension. All the plots for revenge, I felt like I was full of frustration! For so many things at different times. The characters are fantastic and complex and I can’t wait for more! I’m literally on edge from the end of this book!! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! HOLY FREAKIN SEVENTH CIRCLE OF HELL!! I mean like grab your book and chuck your panties at the door to avoid changing them over and over!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪CLIFFHANGER! CLIFFY Your heart will not be happy at the end. 😭💔😭

🔫 Trigger Warning-This does have gang-ish/fight scenes that are a little graphic and could be considered triggers for some. If you have concerns you can PM for more information.

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Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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Warrior Blue Review & Release Blitz

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Blake Carson can’t afford to have a life. Between working full-time as a tattoo artist and caring for his disabled twin brother Jacob, his plate is more than full – and he prefers it that way.

But his meticulous planning is turned on its head when he meets the upbeat and beautiful Audrey Wright and her butterfly tattoo.

Now, through a complicated maze of coincidence and fate, Blake begins to question if maybe there could be more to his life than just work and Jacob.

That is, if the guilt doesn’t eat him alive first.

With the help of Dr. Vanessa Travetti and a girl he doesn’t think he deserves, can Blake convince himself that even the bad guy deserves a happy ending?

My Review

Oh Guys. I can’t even!😍😭 It’s almost indescribable the emotions this book brought out in me. It was completely unexpected. I love Kelsey Kingsley’s writing, but I will be honest and say for me I have so much more love and feelings about this book than I could ever even begun to have predicted. Blake and Audrey’s story is one that will stick with me in the back of my mind and heart  for weeks and months maybe even years to come. 

Blake Carson has to be one of my most favorite book boyfriends ever. He is damaged and broken in ways I couldn’t possibly fathom. His life revolves around his amazing yet disabled twin brother, Jacob “Jake” and his job as a talented tattoo artist, with a talent so far out of the realm of what he realizes. He’s amazing really, but Blake is a walking bag of culpability and self loathing. He blames himself for something that happened as a child and for that feels he is undeserving of any of the good things life has to offer. The only bright spot in his life is Jake. Jake is a bright spot and a responsibility, Jake is his life and his future and he bases everything and ever decision on the impact it will have on Jake. 

I’m in love with Blake, his character, the love he has for his brother literally melted my heart into a puddle of goo over and over again. The way he handled him. GAAHHH!! Words almost fail me here. I want to be able to describe the transformation Blake’s character had over the course of this book without giving anything away but it would be impossible and also a disservice to the readers experience of getting it like I did, which was to go in not knowing what you are in for. The way Blake and Audrey couldn’t be more different was almost comical but this amazing woman brought this man everything he didn’t know he needed. 

Audrey… y’all this woman. Her story was devastatingly heartbreaking , yet full of hope and faith and fate. It was everything. This woman in her pastel and preppy clothes with her all black wearin’ tattooed alpha-hole. I couldn’t get enough. The way she was with Blake’s brother, Jake. Oh My Heart!! 😭♥️ She gave him glimpses of everything he didn’t know he was missing or even dreamed of and she gave him the strength to go for it. She helped him to examine things he’d been denying for many years. He just needed her. They were meant to be, long before they ever even met. 

This book had so many subtle fate, kismet, god, faith spiritual and I guess you could call it something or someone that’s no longer with us trying to tell you something, moments in it. It gave you this mysteriously magical feeling the whole time you read it. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, but I had feelings.No always good, but that was part of the emotional experience that was this book. This was not a short book by any means, but I literally devoured this book in less than twenty-four hours. I ignored all adulting and couldn’t do anything else. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. I was addicted to Blake and Audrey and their journey. I was captivated every second. I cried until I felt like I had no tears left. I smiled until my face hurt, and my oldest daughter noticed and asked “ WTH is wrong with you? You’re smiling kinda creepy over there at nothing. Lol 😂 (I had to tell her I was reading and It was amazing) It left me warm and gooey and also terrified and irate at some moments. This is a book that will hit every emotion you have and not always with a gentle had. So yeah, Kelsey is gonna serve you up and emotion beat down. Then in the end she will give you a little hug, fix it all better and send you on your merry way. 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐️-I just had to throw in a sixth star because this has already become one of my favorite reads of 2020. This book is full of drama, angst, forgiveness, faith and transformation. Holy cow it’s just so many things all in one. I loved these characters so much more that I can put into words. This book had it all . 

🔥🔥🔥🔥-OMG! HOLY HOT BISCUITS AND GRAVY !! Blake is just dirty and delicious AF!! Kelsey doesn’t typically do too explicit of  sexy scenes in the books of hers I have read (which I happen to really like explicit) However it doesn’t even bother me the lack of explicit details. This one is almost hotter in what’s not said. The build up y’all!! 🔥🔥It’s not really a fade-to-black IMO, but it’s not super descriptive either it’s just enough if that makes sense? It tells you what went down, so don’t worry. But it all it works so well it’s just amazingly hot, because Blake and Audrey are just hot as Holy Hell! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA! This ending was pure perfection!  Just… ahh! That good y’all! 😍😍

Excerpt

“Hey, Blake,” Audrey answered, a smile in her voice.

“Hey.”

“This is the second time you’ve called me in three days.”

“You’re keeping count?”

She scoffed lightheartedly. “Duh. I mean, I might be a grown woman, but deep down, I’m still a girl who has it pretty bad for this really hot guy.”

Release GIVEAWAY: http://bit.ly/2FAPt9T 

About The Author

Kelsey Kingsley is the author of ten novels. She lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel. She loves tattoos, music, makeup, and Frasier reruns. Kelsey is a Slytherin. She curses a lot, and she fucking hates cheese. 

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Manhattan Release Blitz & Review

Manhattan, a standalone in the Becker Brothers series, a small town, country, friends-to-lovers romance, is LIVE!

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The fire… the guitar… THE FEELS!

Everyone knows not to fall in love with your best friend.

But when your best friend is Michael Becker, it’s impossible not to.

He’s everything our town knows a Becker brother to be: devastatingly handsome, charming as a thief, and the icing on the cake — a sentimental musician who’s never without his guitar.

And he was mine. At least, that’s what I’d convinced myself.

Our bond was born in elementary school, strengthened by circumstance and the promise to always be there for each other, no matter what. And the best thing about my life was being friends with Michael Becker.

Until it was the worst.

I watched him fall in love with someone else, and helped patch him back up when she left him behind. But when he drops the bomb that he’s moving to New York, I realize it’s my last chance to tell him how I feel. And I ask him to make one more promise.

One summer. One list of adventures to remind him that our small town has more to offer than memories of the girl who left him behind.

One last chance to tell him I’m in love with him.

And I’m just dumb enough to believe that maybe he could love me, too.

You’ll love this book if you love:

➔ small town romance

country romance

➔ summer romance

➔ romantic mystery

➔ friends-to-lovers

➔ slow burn

➔ angst

Download your copy today or read FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
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My Review

I was absolutely counting the days for Mikey Becker’s story. I’m in love with them Becker boys and I couldn’t wait to read about our eighteen year old, sweet faced baby Becker boy who’s high school sweetheart, Bailey Baker, up and left to go to Nashville to become the next big country music sensation.  Leaving our precious Michael behind and heartbroken. Mikey is sensitive and sweet. He’s plays the guitar, but if you’ve read Neat you know what happens with that a little.

The whole breakup, It’s was too much and he needs to get out of this town of Stratford, so he announces he’s moving to New York at the end of the summer after his high school graduation. Leaving his family and best friend, Kylie with jaws dropped and tears in their eyes. 

Kylie Nelson has been best friends with Michael Becker since she was eight years old. Bonded by tragedy. They have been through everything together, all the awkward ups and downs of growing up. She has also been secretly longing for being more than friends for many of her teen years as well. She had to endure not only watching him meet and fall in love with Bailey Baker, but as his best friend her duty was to give advice and suggestions that required a “girls point of view.” So she sucked it up being the amazing friend she is, and helped Bailey get and then eventually hurt “her guy.” 

Kylie was beautiful, and funny and giving and loving. All these things she didn’t even realize, which made me love her character even more. She had suffered a great loss just like Mikey Becker and yet she spent her life doing things for other people. The way she cared for her dad was so sweet and even when Mikey was hard to handle and being a complete turd she was there for him and his family. Two of his brothers working at the Scooter Whiskey Distillery and one as a football coach.

Mikey’s announcement shook her as much as his family. So she decided then and there that this was her shot, that finally she would put herself out there and go after what she wanted. She was going to try to make Michael remember all the things he loved the most about home, then maybe he wouldn’t leave and she would finally have her chance to be with him. Would her plan work or will it backfire? Would Mikey ever see her for more than just a friend? 

I loved this slow burn, super sweet, friends to lovers romance. This story compared to the other Becker Boy’s books was more tame in the bedroom scenes and was more of a slow burn and the angst and tension between the main characters wasn’t so off the charts in your face as it was in On the Rocks and Neat. BUT, this was still just as much of a five star read for me. With Michael and Kylie’s age the slow burn and sweet bedroom scenes were perfect. Michael was so respectful and gentle with Kylie and it was written in a way that you could tell that he appreciated the gift he had been given and he would cherish it. GAH! It was the sweetest. Yes, they were young but they had built such a solid foundation with their friendship, it was inevitable they would end up together. READ THIS BOOK Y’ALL!

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- The Becker Boys and the girls that have captured their hearts have become an obsession for me. I one-click these books so fast. I live for the family meals around Mama Becker’s table and the banter between this rowdy bunch of country boys. They’re as down home and delicious as their Mama’s cooking, and true southern gentlemen. If you haven’t met them yet you’re missing out.  🔥🔥🔥🔥- Sweetness overload! Mikey and Kylie were Sweet Love-Makin’ Perfection! ♥️😍 🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! This ending was EVERYTHING! 

About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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